1. [syn: early, betimes]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Betime \Be*time"\, Betimes \Be*times"\, adv. [Pref. be- (for by)
+ time; that is, by the proper time. The -s is an adverbial
1. In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably;
To measure life learn thou betimes. --Milton.
To rise betimes is often harder than to do all the
day's work. --Barrow.
2. In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.
He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in good time; "he awoke betimes that morning" [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "betimes":
after a while, ahead, ahead of time, anon, at times, before,
before long, beforehand, beforetime, by and by, directly, early,
ere long, ever and again, ever and anon, foresightedly,
here and there, in a moment, in a while, in advance,
in anticipation, in due course, in due time, now and again,
now and then, once and again, oversoon, precociously, prematurely,
presently, seasonably, shortly, soon, timely